A few good events going on in the area this weekend:
Silver State 50/50 and Trail Half Marathon
Starting at Rancho San Rafael and playing out on the slopes of Peavine, this event has a 50 mile and 50K distances, as well as a trail half marathon. Billed as a great tune-up or training race for the TRT endurance runs or Western States, I personally like the half marathon. The fact that the start line is only a mile from my house helps. Here are race reports from the last two years of the half. This year, proceeds from the race will go toward defraying medical costs for a couple of Reno running families, the Fairbanks and Roland Martin.
Reno 5000 - Race #2
The second race in this series, and again one that I won't be able to make due to a schedule conflict. This race benefits "Help Baby Isaac", more about which below. Hope everyone out there has fun and continues to support this series -
Help Baby Isaac fundraiser
Eclipse Pizza is hosting this raffle and silent auction to benefit Isaac, the son or two Reno area athletes who has been diagnosed with liver cancer. If you can't make it to the Reno 500 race or the fundraiser, take a look at the Facebook page to see if you can help.